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Music & Movement – Sept. 8 , 2017

Books

Confiscated by Susan Kaufman
Where’s My T.R.U.C.K? by Karen Beaumont
The ABC’s of Yoga For Kids by Teresa Anne Powers

Music

Stretch! by Dragon Tales
I’ll Spell it Out for You by Jim Gill
Sharing by Georgiana Stewart

Activities

Movement Props:
We tapped with instruments.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Welcome Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Movement Song:
If you’re ready to get started
clap your hands.
If you’re ready to get started
stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready to get started take a seat

Movement Song: 
Tap your instrument,
tap your instrument
1,2,3, 1,2,3
Can you tap your instrument,
can you tap your instrument?
Just like me, just like me?
Tap your instrument,
tap your instrument.
Way up high, way up high.
Now bend down, now bend down.
Tap the ground, tap the ground.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

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September 8, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 12, 2017

Books

Good Night Like This by Mary Murphy
My Bus by Byron Barton

Music

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by The Learning Groove, Yummy Yellow
“La Bamba” by The Learning Groove, Perfectly Purple

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Bees & Flowers
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Buzz, buzz, busy bee
Zipping all around
Looking for a flower friend
Waiting to be found
(Keep “flower” finger behind back until time to come out, have bee land on flower)

A Hippopotamus Got on the City Bus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
You’re squishing us
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Moooooove over
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Baaaaaack up

Cranes
Cranes reach up
Cranes reach down
Cranes reach out
And all around

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortenin’ Bread
(can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, way up high, now bend down, play down low

July 12, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 29, 2017

Books

Hello Lamb by Jane Cabrera
Hand in Hand by Rosemary Wells

Music

“Shake It To the East” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Reaching for the Stars

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee, fi, fo, fum (clap 4 times)
See my fingers (wiggle fingers)
See my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)
Fee, fi, fo, fum
Goodbye fingers (hide one hand at a time behind back)
Goodbye thumbs

Little Frog
A little frog in a pond am I
Hippity, hippity, hop
And I can jump in the air so high
Hippity, hippity, hop

Head and Shoulders Baby
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders, head and shoulders, head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Knees and toes . . .
Back and tummy . . .

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

I Touch My Eyes
I touch my eyes
I touch my nose
Touch my head
Touch my toes
I reach up high
Reach down low
Take a breath (pause)
And UP I go

If You’re Happy and You Know It Play Your Instrument
If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Rub your tummy
Play them softly
Play them loudly
Tap your hand

March 29, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Letters

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Books

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault, illus. by Lois Ehlert
A Isn’t for Fox by Wendy Ulmer, illus. by Laura Knorr
The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra, illus. by Melissa Sweet
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin

Music

“Alphabet Stretch” by Dennis Buck, Pre-K Hooray
“Alphabet in Motion” by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“Amazon ABCs” by Johnette Downing, Fins and Grins
“ABC Song” from Movin’ and Shakin’ for Youngster

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Alphabet Song
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs.
Next time sing them backwards with me!

Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my ZYXs.
Bet that’s not what you expected!

Movement Rhyme: A is for Alligator
A is for Alligator; chop, chop, chop!
B is for Bunny; hop, hop, hop!
C is for Circle; spin around and around!
D is for dizzy, let’s all sit down!

Song: BINGO
There was a farmer, had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

There was a farmer had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

Song: The Alphabet Song
Sing the ABCs to different tunes to help kids understand each letter.
Source: Mel’s Desk

Craft: Name Caterpillars

Activities:
Letter seek & find bags
Letters on flannel or magnetic board

March 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 1 2017

Books

Blue Sea by Robert Kalan, illus. by Donald Crews
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

Music

“One Man Band” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap
Creep them, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Rickety, Rickety Rocking Horse
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa!

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Humpty Dumpty fell in a puddle
Humpty Dumpty needs a big cuddle!

Hello Everybody
Well, hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose, touch your nose
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose

Well, hello everybody can you . . .
Tap your toes
Pat your head
Rub your tummy

Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, play your instrument
Way up high, way up high
Now bend down, now bend down
Play down low, play down low

February 1, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Nursery Rhymes

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Books

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera
Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Jeff Mack
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Iza Trapani
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Music

“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun
“Nursery Rhyme Dance” by The Learning Station, #1 Best Kids Songs
“Let’s Read and Rock” by Greg & Steve, Ready . . . Set . . . Move
Classic Nursery Rhymes by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Two Little . . .
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Fly away, Jack! Fly away, Jill!
Come back Jack. Come back Jill.

Two little kittens sitting on my lap
One named Flip, the other named Flap
“Meow,” says Flip! “Meow,” says Flap!
Then they both lie down and take a little nap

Two brave firefighters sitting in a truck
One named Jessica, the other named Chuck
Fight the fire, Jessica! Fight the fire, Chuck!
Go home, Jessica. Go home, Chuck.

Movement Rhyme: The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up
They’re neither up nor down

November 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 2, 2016

Books

Pots & Pans by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Diane de Groat
Bears by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Maurice Sendak

Music

“One Man Band” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fingers and Toes
Fingers and toes
Fingers and toes
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wiggle your fingers,
Wiggle your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wave your fingers,
Wave your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.

Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck two
And down he flew,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three
And he did flee,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Alley-Oh
Tune: Muffin Man
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
The alley alley-oh, the alley alley-oh
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
On this fine day in [September]

The Elevator Song
Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Oh the city is great, oh the city is grand
There are lots of tall buildings on a little piece of land
We live way up on the 57th floor
This is what we do when we go out the door
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
And we turn around

Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, way up high, now bend down, play down low

November 2, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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